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  • Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    WASHINGTON – Not another test!The lament of many schoolchildren was echoed across a congressional he ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • John Boehner invites Israeli leader to address Congress on Iran

    WASHINGTON – Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a j ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Boko Haram leader claims massacre in Baga, threatens more

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and thr ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:44 am
  • FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tues ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:35 am
  • U.S. home construction up 4.4 percent in December

    WASHINGTON – Construction of new homes rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the entire year to the highest level since the peak of the ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • 10 Things to Know for today: Jan. 21

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Obama's State of the Union focuses on middle class; Hultgren and Kinzinger pan address, disappointed with tone

    WASHINGTON – Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda ste ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Construction collapse kills 1, forces days-long I-75 closure

    CINCINNATI – Tons of concrete and steel covered the southbound lanes of a major artery Tuesday after an overpass collapse during demolition work left ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Official: AirAsia jet climbed too fast, disappeared

    JAKARTA, Indonesia – An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and sudde ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Jury selection starts in Colo. theater shooting trial

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The first time James Holmes appeared in court, he wore chains and a jail jumpsuit and looked dazed, with his hair dyed a comic-boo ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • BP penalty trial dredges up gloomy images of 2010 Gulf spill

    NEW ORLEANS – Images of oil-coated birds and testimony about "widespread sociocultural harm" opened the third phase of a trial to establish penalties ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Watching Obama speech? Check out tone, theatrics, loudmouths

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his aides have been trickling out his State of the Union proposals on taxes, education, Internet access and mo ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • TransCanada takes steps to acquire Keystone pipeline land

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline made good on its promise Tuesday to try to seize access to the Nebraska land it needs to ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Why cheaper jet fuel won't mean lower airfares anytime soon

    DALLAS – Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren't likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so m ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 1:49 pm
  • New privacy concerns over government's health care website

    WASHINGTON – The government's health insurance website is quietly passing along consumers' personal data to outside websites, just as President Barack ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:33 am
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